Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Unexpected

I am not really sure what to say except that... you just never know.

Uh-huh.  A mouse in the bathtub.  A. MOUSE. in. the. bathtub. Gnawing on a wet washcloth.

Poor little button.  I'm sure he was sick because he was just kind of sleeping (dying?) and nodding off.  I put a big, thick towel over him and put him outside.  He poked around in the leaves then curled back up in the towel.
This is a little too wabi-sabi for me, but what's a girl to do?  Old house, cold weather, mouse.
The funniest part is how we found him.  Finn had a couple of friends over and they were having a Scooby Doo marathon.  One of the kids had to poop, but was feeling a little Scooby scared, so he asked me if I would go with him.  He was sitting and I was cleaning the sink when he says, "Uh, Michele, there's a mouse in the bath tub."
He was right!
Seeing as how we have 2 cats and 2 dogs in this house, he's a damn lucky mousey.  He's a bit unlucky in that I had just put some Barkeepers Friend in the tub that morning for some industrial cleaning that I was going to do later in the day.  I do this about twice a year. Usually I just use baking soda and vinegar, but every now and then I have to go chemical.  I hope, hope, hope he didn't ingest any. Sniff. 
What's in your tub today?


  1. That was great of you to put him outside. I think he was prolly ill or he would not have been in the tub to begin with. They are pretty shy and he was not acting like a mouse usually does.
    So it goes.

  2. We, luckily, haven't had any mice in the house, but my older cat used to frequently bring home dead mice and rats that she had caught.

  3. What a photo op! You might have missed him if you hadn't gone in bathroom. He's awfully cute and not dead. Maybe just a little tired?
    ms md

  4. Aww, he's kind of cute. I hope the fresh air did him some good.

  5. I know...I'm still holding out hope that he was OK. He was SO cute.


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